Anya Taylor-Joy Says ‘New Mutants’ Magik is “Sassy as F**k”

First and foremost- we’re REALLY hoping FOX’s constantly shuffled New Mutants film finally gets released theatrically at some point, because it’s got so many things we want in an X-Men  film. Okay, that said, we’re also pretty excited about the description of Illanna Rasputin aka Magik Anya Taylor-Joy just gave, because it sounds perfect.

Taylor-Joy will be playing the Marvel Comics character in the upcoming The New Mutants film from Josh Boone, that will HOPEFULLY at some point complete reshoots and hit theaters, rather than the much-rumored drop at Hulu.

Anyhow- The VVitch and Split star had one of the best descriptions of Magik we could ever hope to read about a live-action representation of an X-Men character:

“My character is sassy as fuck and mental and Russian and crazy and I love her.”

As to an update on WHEN The New Mutants may hit theaters….a little less direct:

“It’s coming your way at some point.”

Last we heard, the expected release date is August 2nd 2019, but, things keep getting shuffled around. We’ll let you know if we get any additional intel.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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